Nowadays, phone manufacturers are gradually bringing the 5G network connectivity into some fairly-priced mid-range devices. Looking at the Motorola Moto G62, it’s a competitively priced $250 smartphone that comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 480+ chipset and 5000mAh battery.
The smartphone is well-built, having a triple camera setup at the rear and a 6.5-inch screen at the front. In addition to these, the Motorola Moto G62 comes with a 120Hz refresh rate and supports 5G network connectivity making it a very reliable mid-range phone if you’re looking for one.
Without doubts, the Motorola Moto G62 has the customer’s insights at heart, offering what you would call great specs for the money. Not often do we witness such type of phone at this price point, so the Moto G62 is indeed a special device that serves well for entertainment, thanks to the enormous display and a powerful Dolby Atmos audio system. The phone does incredibly well for capturing, having a 50MP main camera and 16MP sensor for selfies.
The Motorola Moto G62 is the latest addition to the company’s G series and it proves enough potency on our test. We’ve reviewed lots of mid-range phones and the Moto G62 is just so good. Though it’s not on the list of our best mid-range phones, it could be your best smartphone if you get it. Here’s our full review.
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Motorola Moto G62 Key Specifications
- Display: 6.5-inch AMOLED, 120Hz
- Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 480+
- Front Camera: 16-megapixel
- Rear Camera: 50-megapixel + 8-megapixel + 2-megapixel
- RAM: 4GB
- Storage: 128GB
- Battery Capacity: 5000mAh
- OS: Android 12, My UX
Design and Display
The Motorola Moto G62 offers a modern design in a slightly compacted package making it a well-built and handy device. On the rear, it features a plastic back that is curved toward the screen while a vertically placed camera module housing a three-camera setup sits on the left side. The whole buttons are placed in the right corner where the power button also features an integrated fingerprint scanner.
The front panel has a flat display with a punch-hole cutout at the top centre for the selfie camera while the bottom has a slightly thicker bezel than the rest. Also, the Motorola Moto G62 comes in two colors namely Midnight Gray and Frosted Blue. The design is water-repellent which feels a kind of reassurance if the phone gets wet.
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The phone’s display has a 6.5-inch screen with Full HD+ resolution. The Motorola Moto G62 has the same 120Hz refresh rate as other premium smartphones like the iPhone 13 and Samsung Galaxy S22 despite offering at a cheaper price.
With this higher refresh rate, scrolling through the screen and gaming with this phone will be smooth and lag-free. The display produces vibrant colors and crisp details, thanks to the Full HD+ resolution.
For multimedia usage, the Dolby Atmos audio support when combined with the stereo speakers, will boost audio up to 39% more than the previous Moto G series smartphones. With all these audio capabilities, the Moto G62 could be more of a help to gamers and those who love listening to content, delivering a higher volume and wider sound range without relying on headphones.
Flip over to the rear where there’s a triple camera setup, the main shooter has a 50MP Quad pixel lens, the ultra-wide angle lens comes with an 8MP sensor, while the macro lens has a 2MP sensor.
The Quad pixel tech is what the company uses in most of their smartphone’s cameras for brighter and more detailed shots in challenging light conditions. The ultra-wide which comes with a depth sensor can fit up to 4x more in a frame while producing some background blurs.
The 2MP macro lens does a decent job of capturing close-up photos. However, we feel Motorola should have done a bit more to make close-up photography with this phone better.
Also, the Moto G62’s camera features an integrated Google Lens and the ability to zoom in up to 8x with the rear cameras. You can shoot videos at 1080@30fps using some interesting modes like Timelapse, Slow Motion, Macro, Video Stabilisation, and Snapshot.
The camera also features Portrait, Ultra-Res, Pro Mode, Dual capturing, Night Vision, and Panorama. The 16MP front camera comes with Quad pixel technology, thereby making the Moto G62 selfie images bright and sharp. The camera performance of the phone is great for both good and challenging light conditions. Motorola has done a nice job by including the Quad pixel technology.
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Performance, Storage, and Software
Under the hood, the Motorola Moto G62 features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 480+ processor with 5G network support. The chipset is a solid one and performs responsively with multitasking and gaming.
The Adreno 619 GPU does a decent job while achieving stable frame rates on most graphics-intensive games, plus the 120Hz of refresh rate helps to provide a faster response while scrolling through social media handles.
In collaboration with this chipset, the Motorola Moto G62 comes with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of in-built storage to enhance the phone’s performance. To further expand the phone’s storage if the provided storage isn’t enough for you, there’s a microSD card slot that uses a shared SIM slot.
The device runs the Android 12 OS with the company’s My UX skin out of the box, but Motorola promised only one Android update for this phone meaning that you’ll be limited only to the Android 13 OS. Meanwhile, they also promised two years of security updates.
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The Motorola Moto G62 features a huge 5000mAh battery with 15W TurboPower charging support. With this phone, you could have several more hours of gameplay, browsing, and streaming of movies with just a few minutes on the charger which is what every casual phone user would appreciate.
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Motorola Moto G62: Price in Nigeria, Availability, and Release Date
The Motorola Moto G62 was first launched in the UK before gradually making it to the rest of the global markets. In the UK, the phone is available in the 4GB /64GB model for £199. The company also listed the phone on its official website but no information on the release date and availability in other markets.
Considering the rumours about the phone, the Motorola Moto G62 is expected to be released on 1 August and will be sold for ₦169,000 ($238).
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Motorola Moto G62 Full Specifications
- Brand: Motorola
- Model: Moto G62
- Release Date: August 2022
- Weight: 184g
- Colours: Midnight Gray, Frosted Blue
- Touchscreen: YES
- Type: IPS LCD, 120Hz
- Display Size: 6.5-inch
- Screen Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels
- Facelock Support: YES
- In-display fingerprint scanner: No
- Sensors: Fingerprint: (side-mounted)
- Dimensions: 161.8 x 74 x 8.6 mm (6.37 x 2.91 x 0.34 in)
- Operating System: Android 12, My UX
- Chipset: Qualcomm SM4350-AC Snapdragon 480+ 5G
- CPU: Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 460 & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 460)
- GPU: Adreno 619
- RAM: 4GB
- Inbuilt Storage:128GB
- SD Card slot: Yes (dedicated slot)
- Rear Flash: LED Flashlight
- Rear Camera: 50-MP f/1.8 (wide), 2-MP f/2.2 (ultra-wide), 2-MP f/2.4(macro)
- Video: 1080p@30fps
- Front Camera: 16-MP f/2.2 (wide)
- Front Flash: –
- Wi-Fi: YES
- Bluetooth: 5.1
- USB: MicroUSB-C 2.0
- GPS: YES
- WLAN: YES
- SIM: Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Technology: GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G
- 3G Support: Yes
- 4G/ LTE Support: Yes
- 5G Support: Yes
- Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G
- Capacity: Li-Po 5000mAh, non-removable
- Fast Charge: 15W
- Price in Nigeria: ₦169,000
- Price in the US: $238